A light touch, painless therapy designed to free up areas of tension and restriction which may be causing you pain and putting your body out of balance and alignment.
Freeing your body and mind
This therapy has developed over the years from a technique called Bio-mobility, a beautifully simple way of helping the body to release pain by applying pressure to key points while gently putting the body into the position in which it was damaged.
Bio-mobility in its turn developed from Ortho-Bionomy which was developed decades ago by osteopath Arthur Pauls in recognition of the body’s need to release patterns of holding trauma within the muscles and fascia (LINK to What is Fascia).
Body Realignment is painless, intuitive and deeply relaxing, helping with physical and emotional trauma, restoring the integrity of the soft tissues of the body, eliminating toxins and helping restore alignment.
Not only is the painful area treated in Body Realignment sessions but the whole body because, once there has been injury, there will have been compensation around that injury to protect it. In other words, because the normal muscle movement has been affected, the body adapts but, in adapting, the body’s efficiency is affected.
Because the body has been stuck in incorrect alignment, sometimes for a long time, one treatment is rarely sufficient. The body needs to be re-educated and this means that consolidating treatments are needed to reinforce, to remind the body of what ‘normal’ is.
Because the mind and the body are inextricably linked, when there has been emotional trauma in the past, as the normal realignment is restored, pent-up emotions are often released, leading to lowering of stress levels and a general improvement in emotional stability.
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How it works
The therapist finds the key points on the body which are usually either very tender or numb. The therapist then supports the limbs, lifts the hips, or lifts the head as appropriate and follows as the body goes into the position of release. This position is the same as the original position in which the damage occurred; this is called ‘facilitated positional release’. As this occurs, the therapist, and sometimes the client, can feel a surge of circulation to the point and the pain disappears, or if there was numbness, feeling returns. This is done on key points bodywide, having a generally decompressive effect on the body, i.e. allowing the body to expand and ‘breathe’, which helps restore normal functioning.
How Body Realignment can help you
If you are in acute or chronic pain and there is no apparent reason, Jan will assess you and take your medical history. If you have scarring, she will ask to work on the scars first, combining that work with Body Realignment during each session. Freeing the scars and adhesions helps release internal tension and distortion and allows for a more permanent effect from the realignment part of the session.
Once you feel you have returned to your normal state of equilibrium and the pain is lessened or gone, it is recommended that you have a couple of check up sessions in a month and two months. After that, depending on how stressful your life is, you may find it beneficial to have Body Realignment as a preventive measure four to six monthly.
PRICING – How it Works
I operate a sliding scale of charges when working from my Windsor Clinic.
To reflect my experience of 27+ years in complementary therapy, my background as a State Registered Nurse and the specialist nature of my work, my normal fee is £100 per hour. However, this is out of the reach of some, so you are very welcome to pay between £60 and £100 for the 1 hour, and between £90 and £150 for the 1.5 hour sessions, according to means. Babies (1/2 hour sessions) and children up to 18 years of age (1 hour sessions) are half the adult price (minimum charge for 1/2 hour £20).
My work is more than just a job to me, and I never turn anyone away. So, if you are on a low income please contact me to work out an alternative payment plan. Or to discuss the possibility of being a case study in my training school for my students.If you are on a higher income and are able to pay my full rate, thank you; this enables me to offer a lower priced option to people who cannot afford it but who need help.
*Clinics in North London and in Petersfield, Sussex, involve travel and, therefore, the top rate is applicable.